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#1 Old 11-09-2009, 01:13 AM
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timing belt kit?

so when i start my car/ turn the wheels all the way my timing belt squeals and it's getting annoying. i think it's time to replace it. since i was already going to take this all apart i was thinking about putting a lightweight pulley in as well. i have 120,000 kms on my car (70,000mi) should i do a full timing belt kit/ water pump while i'm in there? also what kind of timing belt should i buy either way? just stock or greddy or something??
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umm thats not your timing belt squealing...its your power steering belt...if it was your timing you would be having a lot bigger of a problem than just a squeal...

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Yeah... timing belts are usually good until about 100,000 miles.

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Oh okay is it a big job to replace the power steering belt?
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You should also check your timing belt tensioner, as those tend to go more quickly then the belt.
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Oh okay is it a big job to replace the power steering belt?
It should take you under 10 minutes to do it. You might just bee able to tighten the belt to get the squeal to go away, if the belt is in good condition.

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Subaru recommends replacing your drive belts (not timing belt) every 60,000 miles or so, so it sounds like yours may be in need of changing. Spraying a can of belt dressing on squealing belts is NOT a good idea. My brother's 98 Dodge Dakota pickup had squealing belts and the belt dressing didn't fix the problem - it just made a huge mess under the hood from the belts spraying the stuff everywhere. Also, +1 to the belt tensioner being a common failing part.

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yeah well when i had my engine rebuilt last winter the guy told me the fan belt was the wrong one and theway it was now the adjuster was tightened all the way, so i needed to replace it with the proper one so i could adjust it. but being kinda lazy i hadn't done anything about it but now that it's almost winter i thought i probably should. is the fan belt the same one that runs the power steering?
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don't ask me why he didn't replace it when he had the whole engine out of the car...
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Fan belt??? they are electric fans!
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k well i guess maybe he said the power steering belt i dunno haha it was like 8 months ago.
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what i would do is just get both new belts and put them on, that way you are covered and have two new belts and they are not much money at all.
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^ Agreed. That's your best/safest option. Plus, then you won't have to do it again for another 60,000 miles

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yeah so should i replace the timing belt tensioner as well? and anyone have any oppinions on lightweight pulleys or are they pretty much all the same? i saw the perrin one for around 90 seems decent.
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did the guy put a new tensioner on when he rebuilt your engine? pulleys are kinda a waste of money it really depends what your going to do with they car, but everyone has there own opinion on that. just stay with the stock diameter of the crank pulley, you can get a lighter one but just make sure its not under driven
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